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Anti-Bullying Theatre Project
March 13, 2014
The Brooklyn-based non profit theatre Puppetry Arts is is inviting artists, actors, and audience members to participate in a March 13 reading of Anthropomorphic to support T.E. Young’s campaign through a musical theatre project to promote an open dialogue about the causes and how to combat bullying and teen suicide in LGBT Youth.
Puppetry Arts will host a reading/workshop with the mission to constructively review the script and to build support and awareness of the project in order to strengthen its impact within New York City’s community of LGBT Youth and families. The goal is also to raise funding and position the project to be performed in a local theaters and supply significant outreach to the LGBT community. In recent years, Puppety Arts public workshops and performances have been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and other foundations and private donations.
As he takes his own life, a young man is drawn into a purgatory that pulls him on an epic journey to discover that he is someone to be loved. Major religions including Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are woven into the characters who themselves are anthropomorphed in latex masks and infuse rod and body puppetry. Through his journey, of which reflects Mr. Young’s own experiences, the young man recognizes that faith, though often used to hurt and control out of selfishness, pride or fear, is a beautiful thing and no one can say what it is or should be or ever take it away.
Anthropomorphic reading will be hosted at Baluchis of Park Slope Thursday March 13 3pm-7pm, cocktails provided after reading.